Friday, 1 April 2016

Latest From the Galley

Hi Everyone, thank you for all your comments on my last post, I am sorry I didn't reply to everyone.  I have had the flu.  They say if you can get out of bed with the flu, you actually have a cold, well having spent six days in bed unable to move, I definitely had the flu.  Safe to say I never want that again. Then it developed further into a chest infection (hacking cough) and then laryngitis with no voice for five days (Pete said that was wonderful!).  I'm back on my feet now though, just in time for the Easter holidays :)

The galley is coming along nicely, just a bit more painting and then the floor to be laid.  I am sooooo fed up with dust everywhere, it has gone through the entire boat.  But I am not complaining.  When I have a good clean up, it will also give me the chance to have a good sort out.  I think I will probably do a carboot sale to get rid of some stuff and earn some money to buy more stuff!

I am loving the colour of the paint that we found in the engine room, in fact I probably would have chosen the same colour if I'd gone out and bought the paint.  And I really love the black tiles, I do have such a clever husband.  I can't show you the other end of the galley right now as it is covered in dust sheets and besides the top of the cooker is so dirty it is a disgrace!  I will do a grand reveal next week, hopefully.

It's been a while since I showed you a picture of Scarlett.  She is growing up so quickly and is a right little chatterbox now.  She is at playschool and loving every minute of it.  I love this age when they are so inquisitive and just soak up everything, but not too old to enjoy a good cuddle with her old Nan!  Be back soon, take care xxx


  1. What big eyes! Quite right about the difference between flu and a cold. Only had flu once, I was off work nearly six weeks! Glad you are feeling better but don't overdo things.

  2. Sorry to hear that you've been ill. I do hope that you will shake off the last dregs of the flu really quickly.

    The pictures look lovely - both galley and granddaughter : )

  3. Hope you're feeling much better x. The galley is coming on a treat, I love the colour of the paint, so calm and clean looking.
    Scarlet is a real cutie. X

  4. Oh Fran, I'm so sorry you have been so ill. How miserable for you! But you are right! Your kitchen looks fantastic and I love that paint too. Really beautiful. It's a lovely sort of fifties colour! Get well before you clean up anyway. Big hugs xxx

  5. I presume that a regular autumnal top up of Echinacea is not on your personal shopping list Fran ?

  6. We both had the flu when the children were under 4 and it was awful, so I can understand how bad you must have been feeling. The gallery looks amazing, you will forget all the dust soon and enjoy your new kitchen instead. Scarlett looks so grown up too especially with the curlers! Sarah x

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your flu, Fran. It is really horrible. I had it several years ago and couldn't move from bed either. I didn't even feel like reading. I hope you feel lots better now.
    Lovely photos of Scarlett x

  8. DC - six weeks! I am almost there, I just get tired by late afternoon still :(

    Jo - thanks, definitely feeling better now xxx

    Karen - thank you, I am rather pleased with the colour xxx

    Val - thanks, perhaps that's because I am a 50s girl (just!) ;) xxx

    Mel - I don't take Echinacea but I will look into it, thank you xxx

    Sarah - thank you, the dust is gradually clearing. I love the picture of her in the curlers, she wanted to be like mummy xxx

    Wendy - thanks, I didn't do anything but sleep, like you say couldn't even read or concentrate on the to xxx

  9. Hope you're fully recovered Fran? The photos are great & that paint colour is beautiful. I love that green/grey/blue would wear that colour head to toe if I could :)

  10. Oh my goodness Fran, I love your galley . . . absolutely beautiful. I think Pete deserves a huge hug :) Your granddaughter is so pretty . . . I love that age, too.
    Have a lovely week.
    Connie :)

  11. The galley sink and faucets are to die for! I love that last short, what an expression. - Margy

  12. Hi Fran, Hope you are feeling much better now. The galley is looking wonderful and so is your wee grand daughter, what a cutie. Take care :)